Public Hearings Scheduled for Sept. 28 Meeting

Two public hearing sessions will be held at 7:00 on Thursday September 28. Details for each public hearing are provided below. Those wishing to attend and make comments can do so in person, via Zoom ( or in writing (

Public Hearing for Countywide Shared Services Initiative

New York State Countywide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI) generates property tax savings by enabling collaboration between local governments across the state. Tompkins County Shared Services Panel has convened multiple times in recent months and identified the pilot Countywide Rapid Medical Response program for inclusion in the 2024 CWSSI Plan. On recommendation of the Government Operations Committee, a public hearing on the draft 2024 CWSSI Plan will be held at the Newfield Town Board meeting scheduled for September 28, at 7:00 pm at Newfield Town Hall, 166 Main Street Newfield, NY.

Public Hearing to Approve a Variance in Newfield’s Sign Law to the Beautification Committee

The Newfield Beautification Committee have submitted for a building permit to erect a shared sign space at 284 Main Street, replacing the signage that is currently there (see photo below). The planned sign exceeds the size currently allowed under section 5.2 paragraph 3 of Local Law #1- Sign Law (1989). The Town Board will hear comments on this proposal and request for variance to the local law mentioned here.